Members of the Prince Albert Police Service issued a total of 115 tickets in school zones in the early part of this month as classes got underway once again.
Road safety was the focus as officers conducted a high-visibility traffic enforcement initiative in school zones throughout the city. The majority of tickets issued over the first two weeks of the school year, from Sept. 3 to Sept. 13, were for speeding in school zones, although some drivers were also ticketed for distracted driving, such as using their cell phones.
“As the school year gets underway, it’s important that drivers slow down and watch for students and children,” said Sgt. Terry Epp with the Prince Albert Police Service. “School zones and crosswalks will be busy with more vehicle and bus traffic during the week, and drivers are reminded to limit distractions and stay focused on the road.”
School zone speeds are in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between September 1 and June 30 each year. The maximum speed in school zones is 30 kilometres per hour.